Saturday, July 3, 2010

White Tea: White Phoenix

This is an excellent tea especially for its flavor and low to no caffeine content.

It comes from the Camellia Sinensis tea bushes.
The leaves are usually picked before the heavy spring rains begin between mid March to mid April.
The leaves are usually unfurled and still are its budding stage, undamaged and exposed minimally to the sun.
White tea is unfermented and unoxidized.
They are usually sun dried or steam dried.

Smell: Fresh, floral, smooth, green and clean, mild chestnut
Color: Light yellow
Taste: Floral, fresh, honey tones, sweet with an extremely mild, buttery and smooth finish
Body: Thin
Liquor: Mild
Stay: Long stay especially from mid tongue to the back of mouth and throat,
covers the entire tongue.
Leaf: Tiny, downy buds with small flower buds of the Camellia Sinensis tree.
This is a handpicked tea.
Conclusion: Soothing, clean, fresh, floral and smooth tea.
A very substantial tea for a white variety.
The flavor is lasting.
Brewing temperature and time will make the tea sweeter or yield a more smooth bitter finish.
A lovely mild but substantially flavored tea.

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